With Spurs head coach Antonio Conte busy rebuilding the squad he inherited upon his appointment last November, Richarlison is set to become the fourth fresh face to walk through the Hotspur Way door this summer.
What’s the latest news involving Richarlison?
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham have agreed a £60million fee with Everton and Richarlison is on his way to north London.
The report suggests the Toffees were not particularly happy with Spurs’ proposal, but they have been left with no choice but to accept the offer to ensure boss Frank Lampard – who has been in the Goodison Park hot seat since January – has wriggle room in the transfer market.
Everton reportedly wanted to agree a fee before the new accounting period gets underway on July 1 as they are facing Financial Fair Play issues and Richarlison’s departure, for a substantial amount, could help to balance the books.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed personal terms have already been agreed between Spurs and the 25-year-old.
It is understood that Richarlison was due to undergo his medical in Brazil, where he has been spending time ahead of pre-season.
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What has Michael Bridge said about Richarlison?
Bridge believes Richarlison will officially be confirmed as a Tottenham arrival tomorrow morning.
The Sky Sports reporter is not expecting there to be any delays as Conte looks to complete his fourth signing of the summer.
Bridge told GIVEMESPORT: “The medical is done. I reckon maybe there will be an announcement tomorrow morning in the usual Tottenham style of 10am.
“I don’t see why there’d be a delay now because the delay was the fee. At the start of the week, obviously, Tottenham were trying to do a package deal with Anthony Gordon.”
Is Richarlison a good signing for Spurs?
The attacking prowess of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski may have propelled Spurs into the Champions League with a fourth-place Premier League finish last season, but Richarlison will give the north Londoners another dimension.
He also showed his versatility by playing through the middle and on the left, which will be music to Conte’s ears as he will have a tough job of deciding which of Richarlison, Kane, Son and Kulusevski should make up his preferred front three.